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Old 04-08-14, 01:38 PM   #1
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Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike vs Mercer Galaxy Tour

I think I have narrowed down my selection of Hybrids to the Nashbar Flatbar Road and the Mercer Galaxy Tour. Does any one have experience with either one of these bikes? I will be using the bike for causal rides with my wife on paved trails and roads, possibly getting into some fitness riding as well. I just wanted to get some different opinions, or if anyone has other suggestions for bikes in the $300 - $400 range, I'm all ears!


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Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike - Hybrid 700c


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Old 04-08-14, 05:30 PM   #2
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I think I have narrowed down my selection of Hybrids to the Nashbar Flatbar Road and the Mercer Galaxy Tour. Does any one have experience with either one of these bikes? I will be using the bike for causal rides with my wife on paved trails and roads, possibly getting into some fitness riding as well. I just wanted to get some different opinions, or if anyone has other suggestions for bikes in the $300 - $400 range, I'm all ears!


Nashbar Flatbar Road Bike:

Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike - Hybrid 700c


Mercer Galaxy Tour:
Save Up to 60% Off Touring bicycles and Road Bikes, Roadbikes - Mercier Galaxy Tour
You can find really nice used brand name hybrids in that price range. The only reason to buy new is if it's your only option, or the price is right at a LBS. Otherwise, used is the way to go.

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Old 04-08-14, 05:47 PM   #3
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No experience with either bike but I have bikes from both Nashbar and Bikes Direct and I have zero issues or concerns about either source. About new vs used, there's something to be said for either inclination.

Personally I like the look of both of those, value for price.
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Old 04-09-14, 07:41 AM   #4
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No experience, but from what I see they would both be reasonable bikes. I would probably favor the Mercer due to the carbon fork.
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